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Morecambe 2-1 Newport County

George Tanner of Morecambe clears from George Nurse of Newport County
George Tanner of Morecambe clears from Newport County's George Nurse

Morecambe climbed off the bottom of League Two as John O'Sullivan struck the winner to stun Newport County.

Newport led early on as Taylor Maloney set up Joss Labadie to score.

Cole Stockton levelled after the break and John O'Sullivan finished off a fine move to give the hosts their fourth victory of the season.

The Shrimps' win meant Stevenage dropping to the foot of the table while Newport are five points off the play-offs after seven winless games.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I'm massively disappointed, the second-half performance was a disgrace.

"The first half, with the amount of chances we missed, I knew that was going to come back and haunt us.

"We should have been out of sight, we should have been 3-0 at half-time, then we missed another good chance at 1-0 and we got beat up, we got bullied off the park second half."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 5Old
  • 4Kenyon
  • 3Conlan
  • 14Brewitt
  • 7O'SullivanBooked at 41mins
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 45'minutes
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forCranstonat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forStocktonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Stockton
  • 11Ellison
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24Miller
  • 28Da Silva Mendes
  • 33Cranston

Newport

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 30Townsend
  • 12McNamaraBooked at 45mins
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forInnissat 71'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Haynes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 22MaloneySubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 16NurseSubstituted forAbrahamsat 71'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 11Matt
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 8Dolan
  • 15Abrahams
  • 17Bennett
  • 21Collins
  • 24Poleon
  • 27Inniss
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,161

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Inniss (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

  6. Post update

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mickey Demetriou.

  9. Post update

    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

  10. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Mark Halstead (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 2, Newport County 1. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Ellison following a fast break.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

  17. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Brewitt (Morecambe).

  20. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.